Viewer release summary 2012: week 47

This summary is published every Monday and is a list of SL viewer / client releases (official and TPV) made during the previous week. When reading it, please note:

  • It is based on my Viewer Round-up Page, a list of  all Second Life viewers and clients that are in popular use (and of which I am aware) and which are recognised as adhering to the TPV Policy
  • By its nature, this summary will always be in arrears
  • The Viewer Round-up Page is updated as soon as I’m aware of any releases / changes to viewers & clients, and should be referred to for more up-to-date information as the week progresses
  • The Viewer Round-up Page also includes comprehensive links to download pages, blog notes, release notes, etc., as well as links to any / all reviews of specific viewers / clients made within this blog.  

Updates for the week ending: 25 November, 2012

  • SL Viewer updates:
      • Beta version rolled to, on November 20 – release notes
      • Development version rolled to on November 20
  • Exodus rolled to on November 24 – core updates: large group management code; full pathfinging implementation (incl. navmesh visualisation); removal of OpenSim support from grid selector; removal of –loginuri support; various UI updates, bug fixes and minor changes – release notes
  • Zen Viewer rolled to on November 24 – core updates: latest mesh deformer code; Reverted OpenJPEG Decoder; Area Search, Local Bitmaps, Build floater updates (script (Contents tab) and texture (Texture tab) options) from latest Firestorm Beta; re-categorized and shortened Object Context Menu  – release notes
  • Cool VL updates:
    • Stable branch rolled to on November 24 – core updates: Reworked & renamed Audio & Video Preference tab (to Audio & Media); backported a fix to the new target omega code from viewer-development v3.4; fixed improper support for wheel mouse scroll events in parcel media; added a setting to override auto-zooming on media faces; added a “mute” button to the Media HUD; assorted minot fixes and ports
    • Experimental branch rolled to also on November 24 – core updates as per main release, plus: Media on a Prim compiled and enabled. See this thread
    • Release notes
  • Libretto – removed from round-up page due to website being unavailable and client removed from the SL Third-party Viewer Directory.

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